Re: Ueshiba's Aiki
The man is no longer here, so the stories of interactions with him have to do. Specifically the ones that involve people that weren't, at the time, his students and weren't invested in building his legend. Those are the ones that should carry the most weight.
Aikido in general always looks overly cooperative on video, even his, but there are a few vids where you can see his body skill at work.